Before I post anything else let me state this:
I believe it is the preference of Brian Colangelo that Bargs pans out and is THE GUY we saw for about 20 games early in last season.
- I personally am skeptical that he is based primarily on his pastern of effort over his 6 years as a RAP.
- If he isn't - THE GUY - BC can't let it play out for another whole season
- if he misses many games this season due to injury or a trade - Raps will change
If the oft-injured Bargs is not THE GUY I expect the raps to over night become the best defensive team in the league.
Just look at the Defense first guys they have on the team (not to mention the coach).
BIGS not named Bargnani
JV - not sure what to expect offensively, but will provide great help defense and block/alter shots from day 1
Gray - Rugged Interior Defense, slow, above average rebounder not much offense
Amir - high motor defender, athletic, shot-blocker, can not create his own shot
Dominic McGuire - almost non-existent offensive game as explained here, Outstanding athletic defender
Ed Davis - shot blocker amazingly may have the most offensive game of any raptor big man.
Quincy Acy - can't shoot, can't dribble, can't pass, decent in open floor, got to the NBA with High motor and rugged pounding defense
Derozen... well he is Derozen, saves his energy mostly for offense but may improve under DC
Alan Anderson - "Good mid-range and long-range shooter... Works hard on the defensive end.."
Fields: The best defender rebounded he could be given his athletic package - which is quite good (still over paid)
TRoss (6,7) vs Barbossa (6'2) is a huge defensive upgrade
K Lowry(6') vs Calderon (6'3) is a huge defensive upgrade even though lowry is shorter he can keep people in front of him.
Kleiza Calderon are the exception raptors would rely heavily on them in the absence of Bargs. However BC has gone on record again saying Calderon is available.
All that being said Bargs is with out a doubt THE QUESTION going in to the season. What he does or does not do will directly effect the raptors for season to come.